Patents by Inventor Nigel King

Nigel King has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10658743
    Abstract: An antenna array assembly comprises a ground plate, an array of radiator elements disposed in a spaced relationship with a first face of the ground plate between first and second substantially parallel conductive walls projecting from the first face of the ground plate, and a first and second conductive plate. Each of the first and second conductive plates is electrically isolated from the ground plate, and each is disposed in an upstanding relationship to the first face of the ground plate in a substantially parallel relationship with the first and second conductive walls. This provides reduced radiation in at least one direction in the hemisphere on the opposite side of the ground plate to the first face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CAMBIUM NETWORKS LIMITED
    Inventors: Deepu Nair, Nigel King, Neeraj Kumar Maurya
  • Patent number: 10458510
    Abstract: A system for securing a powertrain component to a body structure of a vehicle may include first and second mounts each having a base and a first elastomeric barrier secured to and extending from the base defining an air filled chamber, and a connector coupling the air filled chambers, the connector sized to provide an associated air volume that reduces stiffness of the first elastomeric barrier at an excitation frequency corresponding to a target engine speed. The air filled chambers may be hermetically sealed and pressurized above atmospheric pressure. The system may include a fluid-filled switchable mount having a decoupler air pocket selectively coupled to a vacuum source or atmosphere with an expander integrated with the mount or as a separate component coupled between the decoupler air pocket and the vacuum source. The expander may be implemented as a Helmholtz resonator or may include an in-line expansion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Mathai, Hassan Dakhlallah, Nigel King, James F. Beck, Nagari Achar
  • Patent number: 10453029
    Abstract: An audit system automatically ensures compliance with relevant policy by identifying an entity offering a non-audit service that also provides audit services to the enterprise, and ensuring the service is permissible and proper approval has been obtained. If the non-audit service is prohibited or proper approval from an audit committee has not been obtained, execution of the service is prevented. When a permissible non-audit service is executed, this service can be monitored and execution suspended when circumstances change such that the service is no longer permissible or approval for the service expires. The audit system can forward a message to the audit committee or other authority about any suspended business process. If the audit committee subsequently approves the suspended permissible non-audit service, execution of the instance of the business process resumes. The audit system determines whether the vendor entity was paid demands a refund where necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nigel King
  • Publication number: 20190198989
    Abstract: An antenna array assembly comprises a ground plate, an array of radiator elements disposed in a spaced relationship with a first face of the ground plate between first and second substantially parallel conductive walls projecting from the first face of the ground plate, and a first and second conductive plate. Each of the first and second conductive plates is electrically isolated from the ground plate, and each is disposed in an upstanding relationship to the first face of the ground plate in a substantially parallel relationship with the first and second conductive walls. This provides reduced radiation in at least one direction in the hemisphere on the opposite side of the ground plate to the first face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Deepu NAIR, Nigel KING, Neeraj Kumar MAURYA
  • Patent number: 10224624
    Abstract: An antenna array assembly comprises a ground plate, an array of radiator elements disposed in a spaced relationship with a first face of the ground plate between first and second substantially parallel conductive walls projecting from the first face of the ground plate, and a first and second conductive plate. Each of the first and second conductive plates is electrically isolated from the ground plate, and each is disposed in an upstanding relationship to the first face of the ground plate in a substantially parallel relationship with the first and second conductive walls. This provides reduced radiation in at least one direction in the hemisphere on the opposite side of the ground plate to the first face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: CAMBIUM NETWORKS LIMITED
    Inventors: Deepu Nair, Nigel King, Neeraj Kumar Maurya
  • Publication number: 20180291977
    Abstract: A system for securing a powertrain component to a body structure of a vehicle may include first and second mounts each having a base and a first elastomeric barrier secured to and extending from the base defining an air filled chamber, and a connector coupling the air filled chambers, the connector sized to provide an associated air volume that reduces stiffness of the first elastomeric barrier at an excitation frequency corresponding to a target engine speed. The air filled chambers may be hermetically sealed and pressurized above atmospheric pressure. The system may include a fluid-filled switchable mount having a decoupler air pocket selectively coupled to a vacuum source or atmosphere with an expander integrated with the mount or as a separate component coupled between the decoupler air pocket and the vacuum source. The expander may be implemented as a Helmholtz resonator or may include an in-line expansion chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas MATHAI, Hassan DAKHLALLAH, Nigel KING, James F. BECK, Nagari ACHAR
  • Patent number: 10069203
    Abstract: An aperture coupled patch antenna element comprises a ground plate having an aperture passing through the ground plate from a first side to a second opposite side. The aperture comprises a slot having an elongate cross-section, the cross-section having substantially parallel sides extending along the length of the cross-section. The antenna element also comprises a first transmission line comprising a first elongate conductor disposed on the first side of the ground plate in a substantially parallel relationship with the first side of the ground plate, and a patch radiator disposed on the second side of the ground plate in a substantially parallel relationship with the second side of the ground plate, the first transmission line being arranged to cross the slot, and the patch radiator being arranged to overlie the slot. The thickness of the ground plate at the slot is greater than the width of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: CAMBIUM NETWORKS LIMITED
    Inventors: Deepu Nair, Nigel King, Neeraj Kumar Maurya
  • Patent number: 10031256
    Abstract: A method of operating a radiographic inspection system is disclosed for a system in which a conveyor chain with identical modular chain segments transports articles under inspection. Two operating modes of the radiographic inspection system includes a calibration mode in which calibration data characterizing the radiographic inspection system with an empty conveyor chain are generated; and an inspection mode in which raw image data of articles under inspection with the background of the conveyor chain are acquired and arithmetically processed with calibration data into a clearer output image, without the interfering background of the conveyor chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: METTLER-TOLEDO SAFELINE X-RAY LTD.
    Inventors: Nick Bridger, Nigel King
  • Patent number: 10008298
    Abstract: A radiation-shielding curtain (20) of the kind used at the conveyor entrance and exit openings of a radiographic inspection system or irradiation system is composed of a large number of straight, slender, vertically suspended rods (21) which have a convex outwardly rounded cross-sectional profile and a smooth low friction surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: METTLER-TOLEDO SAFELINE X-RAY LTD.
    Inventor: Nigel King
  • Patent number: 10001191
    Abstract: A system for securing a powertrain component to a body structure of a vehicle may include first and second mounts each having a base and a first elastomeric barrier secured to and extending from the base defining an air filled chamber, and a connector coupling the air filled chambers, the connector sized to provide an associated air volume that reduces stiffness of the first elastomeric barrier at an excitation frequency corresponding to a target engine speed. The air filled chambers may be hermetically sealed and pressurized above atmospheric pressure. The system may include a fluid-filled switchable mount having a decoupler air pocket selectively coupled to a vacuum source or atmosphere with an expander integrated with the mount or as a separate component coupled between the decoupler air pocket and the vacuum source. The expander may be implemented as a Helmholtz resonator or may include an in-line expansion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Mathai, Hassan Dakhlallah, Nigel King, James F. Beck, Nagari Achar
  • Patent number: 9852428
    Abstract: Tools for configuring enterprise applications. In an aspect, an enterprise application can be configured to account for relationships between multiple business units within an enterprise, including without limitation relationships between the business functions provided by various business units. In another aspect, the disclosed tools provide a framework for identifying and/or defining relationships between business units. The tools might also provide a user interface for a user to identify one or more business units and/or business functions and defines a relationship between them. Based on this definition, an enterprise application can be configured to account for this relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nigel King, David Bell, Peter Ryan, Yinchi Huang, Sherry E. Mead, Bryan K. Cooke
  • Patent number: 9786074
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a timeline upon which a playhead indicator is moved or positioned. Changes to a displayed graph that are within a predetermined interval of the playhead indicator's time position are shown graphically on or near the graph. Actor icons are positioned on or near the displayed graph. The actor icons correspond to different entities (e.g., a person, group, organization, software agent, etc.) that has made a change to the graph. Action beams are displayed to show changes to the graph. As playback of the change events occurs, beams emanate from actor icons to items in the graph that are changed or otherwise operated upon. Various characteristics of the beams' use, appearance and behavior are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Orcale International Corporation
    Inventors: Ken Beckett, Reza B'Far, Ryan Golden, Nigel King, Kent Spaulding, Todd A. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20170271767
    Abstract: An aperture coupled patch antenna element comprises a ground plate having an aperture passing through the ground plate from a first side to a second opposite side. The aperture comprises a slot having an elongate cross-section, the cross-section having substantially parallel sides extending along the length of the cross-section. The antenna element also comprises a first transmission line comprising a first elongate conductor disposed on the first side of the ground plate in a substantially parallel relationship with the first side of the ground plate, and a patch radiator disposed on the second side of the ground plate in a substantially parallel relationship with the second side of the ground plate, the first transmission line being arranged to cross the slot, and the patch radiator being arranged to overlie the slot. The thickness of the ground plate at the slot is greater than the width of the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Deepu NAIR, Nigel KING, Neeraj Kumar MAURYA
  • Publication number: 20170271758
    Abstract: An antenna array assembly comprises a ground plate, an array of radiator elements disposed in a spaced relationship with a first face of the ground plate between first and second substantially parallel conductive walls projecting from the first face of the ground plate, and a first and second conductive plate. Each of the first and second conductive plates is electrically isolated from the ground plate, and each is disposed in an upstanding relationship to the first face of the ground plate in a substantially parallel relationship with the first and second conductive walls. This provides reduced radiation in at least one direction in the hemisphere on the opposite side of the ground plate to the first face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Deepu NAIR, Nigel KING, Neeraj Kumar MAURYA
  • Patent number: 9704162
    Abstract: Tools for configuring an enterprise applications. In one aspect, the tools provide a user interface to allow an implementer describe, based on an interview with executives of the organization, an enterprise structure of an organization, and a data structure generator to configure the enterprise application to reflect this enterprise structure. In one aspect, these tools can allow a general case to guide the default assignment of intersections of legal and managerial reporting structures to a business unit, allowing the minimum number of business units to fulfill both the external and managerial responsibilities. The tools may implement a pivot table approach to provide an interface for the user to provide such input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akash Bhatia, Nigel King, Timothy Dubois, Neil Ramsay
  • Patent number: 9679264
    Abstract: Systems and methods used in human resource management systems. The method optimizes the assignment of permissions (e.g., ability to write to a database, ability to create a new account, etc.) to jobs. The method discovers relationships between jobs, duties and privileges by accessing an organization chart that relates a plurality of jobs, a plurality of specific duties to be performed within the purview of a given job, and a plurality of permissions for the respective duties of the job. The method then flattens the organization chart to enumerate the permissions inherited by the jobs. The method proceeds to mine the inherited permissions across the jobs to optimize the sets of permissions. The sets can be optimized (e.g., minimize number of sets, maximize coverage, etc.) and named so as to be conveniently assigned (e.g., by an HR person) to a job (e.g., in the case of a new employee).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Reza B'Far, Nigel King, Manoj Gudivaka
  • Patent number: 9652788
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that logs the use of privileges in a distributed computing environment. The distributed computing environment includes a database system, one or more client applications, and a unified security management layer between the database system and the one or more client applications. During operation, the system receives a request from a client application to execute a business function in the distributed computing environment. The system determines a privilege associated with the requested business function, and logs that the request is associated with the privilege. The system then checks, in the unified security management layer, whether a user associated with the request is associated with a role that has the privilege. If the user is associated with a role that has the privilege, the system performs the requested business function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nigel King, George A. Buzsaki, Suchithra Upadhyayula
  • Patent number: 9608869
    Abstract: In example embodiments, space filling elements displayed on a computer screen represent items in one or more levels of a hierarchical menu structure. The area of a space filling element indicates the number of accesses to an application associated with the space filling element. Other attributes of the space filling element may indicate values of characteristics of an associated application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Nigel King, Joseph Goldberg
  • Publication number: 20170046861
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a timeline upon which a playhead indicator is moved or positioned. Changes to a displayed graph that are within a predetermined interval of the playhead indicator's time position are shown graphically on or near the graph. Actor icons are positioned on or near the displayed graph. The actor icons correspond to different entities (e.g., a person, group, organization, software agent, etc.) that has made a change to the graph. Action beams are displayed to show changes to the graph. As playback of the change events occurs, beams emanate from actor icons to items in the graph that are changed or otherwise operated upon. Various characteristics of the beams' use, appearance and behavior are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Ken Beckett, Reza B'Far, Ryan Golden, Nigel King, Kent Spaulding, Todd A. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20170032858
    Abstract: A radiation-shielding curtain (20) of the kind used at the conveyor entrance and exit openings of a radiographic inspection system or irradiation system is composed of a large number of straight, slender, vertically suspended rods (21) which have a convex outwardly rounded cross-sectional profile and a smooth low friction surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventor: Nigel King